Power and Freedom of Self in Museums?


Group for Education in Museum Conference
People Power: Realising the potential of volunteers, communities and partners
University of Leeds, 3-5th September 2013

Open fringe workshop: Power and Freedom of Self in Museums?
4th September, 6.30-7.30
St George’s Room, University House
University of Leeds

Mike Benson and Kathy Cremin will share their approaches to creating museums where people are free to lead at every level. They will reflect on ways of working with volunteers and partners collaboratively developed at Ryedale Folk Museum and Bede’s World which draw on tried-and-tested cooperative models, founded on giving space for individual autonomy and action.

This is a free event open to all. To register for your place contact: h.graham@leeds.ac.uk

For directions to University House, see the University of Leeds Campus Map: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/site/custom_scripts/campus_map.php

Sponsored by the University of Leeds, Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage and linked to the Arts and Humanities Research Council project ‘How should decisions about heritage be made?’
For more information: https://codesignheritage.wordpress.com/

Image: Blacksmith Robin Butler and others from the Ryedale area moving the collection across the moors to the new Ryedale Folk Museum.


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